Tab Benoit was at Wilbert's in Cleveland last night. I try to get to his concerts whenever possible. He does blues and more, like nobody else. Was by myself last night due to concert being in the middle of the week and Sandy having an early work morning today. Got caught in a traffic jam near downtown Cleveland and wondered what was happening, as Wilbert's only holds a few hundred people, so I knew that all of the cars were not going there. Turns out Celine Dion was performing at the "Q" so I ended up having to pay more for parking than what the cover was at Wilbert's.
Thought I would be late, but I wasn't, in fact I got to chat with Tab at the bar some before the concert and also with his drummer and bass player during the break. Was a fun, happy and drinking crowd , including the band. Lots of Celine Dion jokes and more. I got to meet a couple from Kent that are regulars and New Orleans Jazz Fest and we traded stories and favorite musicians for a while. Really a friendly, relaxed crowd. Music was fantastic as usual. Be sure to put Tab on your must see list.
Enjoy the following clips. He performed both of these songs last night. It felt for a few hours like I was back in N'awlins.